Exciting New Event Launched - Willows Cycle Challenge
by Adam Tranter
Take part in the Willow Foundation’s brand new cycle challenge and enjoy a day of fitness and fundraising to help provide special days for 16 to 40 year olds living with a serious and life-threatening illness.
A New Offering by The Willow Foundation
The Willow Foundation is delighted to be able to offer its first ever bike event this year. A cycling challenge to suit everyone, the charity has managed to secure the support of professional cyclist and 2012 Olympics commentator Tony Gibb.
Tony has won World and Commonwealth medals on the track along with numerous world cups and national titles on road track and time trials. In 2010 he won the prestigious Canary Wharf round of the televised Tour Series and this year he has been invited to commentate on the cycling events at the Olympics.
Tony Gibb is Supporting the Challenge
Tony has assisted us in devising a three-tiered event which will allow cyclists of all levels to really stretch their legs. Starting and finishing in Fairlands Valley Park, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, participants can choose to undertake one of the following routes:
• 100 miles for the experienced, competitive cyclists.
• 60 miles for the keen club cyclists.
• 30 miles for the sane ones!
Each course will be fully signposted with two designated water and rest stops on each. Team Willow will be keeping pace with you all the way – support on the day will include:
• Bike mechanics and medics at the park.
• Support riders along all the routes.
• Vehicle support to lend a helping hand.
You can choose to participate as an individual or join forces with colleagues, family and friends to form a fundraising team.
When you sign up you will be in good company – we already have Tour of Britain winner Neil Hoban and Cath Wiggins, British professional track and road cyclist, Bradley’s wife on Team Willow.Whichever distance you choose, every mile and every pound raised will make a positive, life-enhancing difference to individuals and their families living with a serious and life-threatening illness.
Entry fees are £25 for over 18s or £12.50 for 12-17 year olds.
To Register for the Event Click Here>>>
About The Foundation:
The Willow Foundation is the only charity in the UK to provide positive and life-enhancing special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.
Every special day aims to provide beneficiaries and their loved ones with a break from the realities of their diagnosis and treatment. At a time of uncertainty, spending quality time with family and friends can help restore a sense of normality, boost confidence and create precious memories for the future.
To date, Willow has provided more than 8,500 special days for younger adults living with life-threatening conditions including cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease. The importance of having something to look forward to at such a difficult time cannot be overestimated. Indeed, the many messages received by the charity from beneficiaries and their families are testament to the uplifting and motivating impact of Willow's special days.
The Willow Foundation was founded in 1999 by former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter, Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs as a lasting memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31.
The charity receives no government or lottery funding and is totally reliant on the generosity of individuals, companies and trusts to fund its work.
If you can’t participate but want to make more special days happen text donate WFDN12 £5 to 70070
Willows Bike Challenge
- 15/07/2012 - Hertfordshire
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